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Tips for attending job fairs from Illinois WorkNet

The Illinois WorkNet center will be holding two free webinar sessions with tips on how to maximize your success at job fairs - both in person and online:

"Get Ready and Get Hired! Attending job fairs near you or online gives you the opportunity to connect with local employers who are looking to hire!

Please join Illinois workNet for a webinar geared to helping you shine at the next job fair you attend. Two sessions for your convenience will be held February 20, 2013 at 10AM and February 21, 2013 at 1PM.

The panel will discuss what employers expect from job seekers attending a job fair including appearance, resume, question to ask and answer and following up after the event."

Register for one of these informative sessions here: http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Home/News/DisplayNews.htm?id=3096a0dc-1eed-43d5-af92-143f8ecc89af

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Barrington Business: Acacia Organics

December 17, 2012 - The library is pleased to present Acacia Organics, a wonderful shop in downtown Barrington. Shop local for the holidays and find gifts for everyone on your list at Acacia! Owners Judy and Laura specialize in health, wellness, nutrition, and beauty. They can direct you to natural and organic products that are non-toxic and safe for your family. They also offer a wide range of services, from infrared sauna sessions to QRA and hair trace mineral analysis and much more. Make sure you visit Acacia, either in person or online at www.acaciaorganics.com, today!

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Data Security Requirements for Businesses

December 13, 2012 - Most companies hold data on personnel or business partners that must be managed and disposed of securely. The FTC provides guides for how to handle sensitive information without compromising the safety of employees or customers: http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/data-security

 

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Business programs: January 2013

December 14, 2012 - The library will be starting 2013 off with hot topics for businesses and job seekers, so make sure you check out upcoming business programs! Register for any of these free workshops by clicking on the program title or sending an email to adultref@balibrary.org.

For businesses:

LinkedIn Marketing for Small Businesses
January 7, 2013, 7pm
Successful business people know they need a strong support network to grow their businesses in this day and age of increased global competition. LinkedIn is the world's largest online platform dedicated to networking with a new focus on supporting business. Study and implement these 10 steps to success on LinkedIn to help you reach your business goals, whether B2B or B2C. If you have a LinkedIn profile and a few contacts, but you just don't get “what's in it for me?” or what the big “buzz” is all about, then you must attend this presentation.

What is the Cloud? Business Lunch and Learn sponsored by CTI Technology
January 23, 2013, 12 pm
Many business owners have heard of “the cloud” but aren’t quite sure what it means. We’ll discuss what the cloud is, where it’s located, and what the advantages and disadvantages of the cloud are for your company. Come have lunch on us and learn whether moving to the cloud is something your business should be thinking about.

How to Get Along and Work With Anybody
January 29, 2013, 7 pm
Have you noticed that some people you work with are harder get along with? Would working with others be more enjoyable if you knew how to work with them? People give us clues everyday on how to best work with them. Discover the clues and learn how to best work with those around you.

For Tweet’s Sake: Using Twitter for Work and Fun
January 30, 2013, 7 pm
Learn how you can use twitter to advance your business, explore a hobby, or just for fun!

For job seekers:

The Careers College
January 15, 2013, 1 pm
Please join us as we introduce our library’s newest job search database: The Careers College, a career services program that provides online job search courses and tools along with a virtual career resource center dedicated to helping job seekers, college undergraduates and graduates, and individuals in transition land the ideal job in any economy.

Resume Makeover
January 15, 2013, 7 pm
It’s time to makeover your resume! Professional, strategic, and targeted steps toward writing a winning resume that lands the job or career of your dreams.

How to Get Along and Work With Anybody
January 29, 2013, 7 pm
Have you noticed that some people you work with are harder get along with? Would working with others be more enjoyable if you knew how to work with them? People give us clues everyday on how to best work with them. Discover the clues and learn how to best work with those around you.

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Job Seeker Alert: New Database

December 10, 2012 - Attention all job seekers - or anyone thinking about a career transition - the Barrington Area Library is pleased to present a resource especially for you. Welcome to The Careers College (accessible from home with your Barrington Area Libary card), on-demand, job search education and career resource center. This career services portal consists of a blend of online educational learning modules, job search tools and complementary career resources to help you navigate the job search process to land the ideal job.

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